Grand Canyon Weekend

On January 3, 2018, in Arizona, by admin
Grand Canyon Weekend Locations

Grand Canyon Weekend Photography Locations (click to enlarge)

The map above shows the locations where I spent time during my Grand Canyon weekend.  By the way, a single weekend is not enough time to photograph the Grand Canyon properly.  Unfortunately, I was limited by my work schedule to a late Friday to early Sunday visit.  I would have liked more sunrises and sunsets to photograph from different locations.

During summer hours, you must ride shuttles to many of these locations, especially to the west of the main visitors center.  No worries tho, the shuttles run early enough to catch sunrise anywhere in the park.

I planned my days around sunrise and sunset so there are lots of pictures taken at several of the points.  I started on a Friday at the Grand Canyon Visitor center for sunset at Mather Point.  Sunrise Saturday was at Yaki Point, sunset Saturday at Yavapai Point, and finished with Sunday sunrise at Moran Point as I was leaving the park.  Each number on the map represents the number of images taken at each point.

Photographing sunrise and sunset, combined with the drive back to Tusayan every night, made for one sleep-deprived photographer.

From left to right, using the numbers as a guide, here are the areas I visited during the weekend.

  • 9 – Mohave Point
  • 20 – Hopi Point
  • 33 – Village Area
  • 19 – Verkamp’s Visitor Center
  • 136 – Yavapai Point
  • 23 – Grand Canyon Visitor Center
  • 51 – Yaki Point
  • 26 – Moran Point
  • 4 – Lipan Point
  • 41 – Desert View Watchtower


Colonial Williamsburg Christmas Doll

On December 30, 2017, in Virginia, by admin
Colonial Williamsburg Christmas Doll

Colonial Williamsburg Christmas Doll (click to enlarge)

I addition to wreaths, one of the houses on the Christmas decorations walking tour through Colonial Williamsburg had little cloth dolls in every window.  The bodies are made of pine cones and each was holding a little stake from a herb garden.  These dolls added a nice little detail to the decorations.

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Colonial Williamsburg Simple Wreath

On December 27, 2017, in Virginia, by admin
Colonial Williamsburg Simple Wreath

Colonial Williamsburg Simple Wreath (click to enlarge)

This could be the simplest wreath we saw during the Christmas decorations walking tour through Colonial Williamsburg.  This wreath looks to contain five different materials.  Compare this wreath to the densest one we saw posted here.

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